I am trying to cut down on my (at least) simple carbs. I find it is incredibly hard cutting out bread and pasta and that I really would only be able to keep it up for so long. I am not cutting out fruit,though btw. BUT, I found the healthiest bread and pasta and I am wondering if because I wouldnt be able to stay on this 'lo-carb' thing for long without bread,etc. If this is healthy or has hidden bad things in it.
Hello Hello! I watch my carbs pretty well, I am not on anything drastic like atkins, but I watch my carbs. You should try to consume most of your carbs in the morning, gradually decreasing through the day and try not to have any after 4-6 depending on when you go to bed and your evening activities. You really need good, healthy, non refined carbs during the day... I eat whole wheat yolkless pasta, brown rice, 40 cal whole grain breads, etc... but during the day. I started on carb cutter just this evening after many recommendations and a recommendation from a friend at GNC, so I am going to try it for those times when I just need my carbs in the evening (like tonight when I am having wine) I try to keep my carbs under 100g per day, but like I said, they are in the early day... I find that if I have my pasta, bread, rice, etc. during the day, I don't crave them so bad at night. Another option, if you like pasta, have you tried spaghetti squash? It is not exactly like pasta, but strikingly similar in texture.... I am not sure if you are trying to cut out all your carbs.... I have been on Atkins in the past and cannot live that way, I do believe that one should limit carbs, but it is just a simple fact, our bodies need carbs... just not the bad ones I also eat low carb protein bars and shakes (i try these in the evening when I need a snack or dessert), hope this helps sweetie..
I've also cut back on my carbs...I am not doing Atkins though! At least for me, just in my opinion, that is not a "well balanced" diet that you can stay on long term. I used to have between 6-8 servings of bread or pasta type carbs. per day...now I usually have 3-4 servings a day. I try to only eat whole wheat pasta and whole wheat bread, but I still eat baked potatoes. Basically, I've tried to quit eating processed foods with white, processed flour. I eat all kinds of fruit, veggies, fish, chicken, and once in awhile lean red meat.